Alice Aycock: What the Traveler Needs far Mechanical Operations on the Stars 2001
Alice Aycock: What the Traveler Needs far Mechanical Operations on the Stars 2001
: Terminal F, Security, Open to public

The project consists of five major suspended elements: a partial dome, a triangle, a rhomboid with an elliptical cutout, a spinning sifter, and a slowly moving Archimedean screw. All these elements are suspended from the ceiling. The rhomboid and the dome am covered with star constellations and celestial charts from the northern and southern hemispheres. The triangle is covered with an 
illustration of a serpent and bear from the Draco and Ursa Minor constellation, which also contains the North Star. The sculptural assemblage Is a fanciful speculation about segments of the universe, which was once thought to run like a machine. The work is also about the celebration and 
exhilaration of adventure and travel, whether one is going away or returning home. 
Website information: http://www.aaycock.com/ 

 

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